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Festival Of Folk Arts Opens In Budapest
The 31st Festival of Folk Arts, featuring over 800 craftsmen from around a dozen countries, opened in the Buda Castle. The largest folk arts event in Hungary, which runs until August 20, features craftsmen and artists from all regions of the Carpathian Basin and, among other countries, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Honduras.
Official: Link Between Migration, Terror Threat ‘Clear’
The link between illegal migration and the threat of terrorism in Europe is “clear”, foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said, reacting to Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona. Speaking at a press conference, Magyar reiterated Hungary’s strong condemnation of the attack.
Hungarian Leaders Express Condolences Over Barcelona Attack
Hungary’s president, prime minister and parliamentary speaker have expressed their condolences to their Spanish counterparts over the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon.
Thai Festival 2017, Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest, 10 September
From the organisers: Join us in celebrating Thai culture in Hungary with authentic Thai food, cultural performances, shops and much more.
Government Steadfast Amid Mounting Pressure On Hungary To Comply With EU Migration Policy
The Hungarian government is steadfast in its opposition to EU mandatory migrant quotas in the face of mounting pressure on the country, including the European Union infringement procedure initiated in June and threats to curb funding unless Hungary falls in line, a cabinet official said on Thursday.
President Calls For Including ‘Subnational’ Actors In Paris Climate Pact In Letter To Macron
Hungarian President János Áder has proposed that the Paris climate accord should be expanded to include “subnational” organisations, in a letter written to Emmanuel Macron, his French counterpart. In his letter, Áder asked Macron to help create the conditions for the potential new partners to participate in this year’s international climate summits such as COP23, the UN’s next climate change meeting, and a Paris summit convened by the French president for December.
Busho International Short Film Festival, Budapest, 29 August - 3 September
From the organisers: Since the cessation of „Off” and „Escape to Short film” there has been a gap on the palette of the filmfestivals in Hungary.
Local Opinion: Hungarian GDP Grows By 0.9 Per Cent In Q1
Although the growth rate for the first quarter of 2017 is slightly beneath the expectation of experts, analysts agree that the government’s objective of 4.1 per cent growth can still be achieved in 2017.
First Hungarian Street Food Cookbook Out In September
Steak sandwiches, salty waffles and Angus burgers, as well as homemade beer recipes, will all be available to food enthusiasts from September 1 in the Food Truck Cookbook (in Hungarian).
Hungary Spends Above EU Average On Public Order, Safety
Hungary’s central government spending on public order and safety stands at 2.1% in proportion to GDP, over the 1.8% average for the European Union as a whole, reveal data compiled by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office.
Socialists Voice Conditional Support For Probe Into Fidesz’s 2010 Campaign Spending
The Socialist Party has said it is prepared to back radical nationalist Jobbik’s call for an investigation into ruling Fidesz’s spending during the 2010 election campaign on the condition that it can preside over the parliamentary committee examining the case.
25 Young Roma To Represent Hungary At Varna Forum Of Phiren Amenca
Some 25 young Roma will represent Hungary at a social forum of the Budapest-based Phiren Amenca network of Roma and non-Roma volunteers to be held in Varna in Bulgaria as part of the European Youth Capital program series on August 24- 30, the organisers said.
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